• Automotive Expertise

    Automotive currently represents a significant 30% of InterSearch Worldwide’s cross-border capability globally.
  • Automotive Expertise

    Automotive currently represents a significant 30% of InterSearch Worldwide’s cross-border capability globally.
  • Automotive Expertise

    Automotive currently represents a significant 30% of InterSearch Worldwide’s cross-border capability globally.

InterSearch has extensive expertise in the Automotive industry worldwide. Given it is one of strongest sectors; it currently represents approximately 30% of our cross-border capability globally.

The Automotive Group is very active at both an international and local level for a clientele that includes manufacturing, distribution and sales organizations operating in the following sectors:

  • Agricultural & Construction Equipment
  • Cars
  • Component supplier

  • Light & Heavy Commercial Vehicles
  • Motorbikes
  • Spare Parts & Servicing
InterSearch has a strong track record of successfully placing managerial and highly specialist positions across: R&D, Engineering, Production, Quality Assurance, Marketing, Sales, Project/Platform Management, Supply Chain, HR, Operations, Logistics and Six Sigma Business Excellence. The members of the Automotive Practice Group work collaboratively to share their experiences at a regional and global level. Adopting global best practices from each-other and creating strong synergies in order to identify the best talent worldwide.

Automotive Group

Group Leader
  • Widukind Baier
    Widukind Baier
    InterSearch Germany

Automotive Expertise e-brochure

Automotive Group – Regional Leaders

  • Malena Juarez
    Malena Juarez
    InterSearch Mexico
Asia Pacific
  • Binita Ghosh
    Binita Ghosh
    InterSearch India
Central Eastern Europe
  • Igor Svatos
    Igor Svatos
    InterSearch Czech Republic
North West Europe & MEA
  • Francesco Righi
    Francesco Righi
    InterSearch Italy
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Widukind Baier
InterSearch Germany

Widukind’s major expertise lies in the industrial sector, with a main focus on advanced technology, especially within the field of automotive. He advises clients on global megatrends such as autonomous driving, predictive safety, networked car and e-mobility. Besides the automotive area, Widukind consults companies from the electronics industry and from the FMCG sector – especially the food industry – as well as from the medical technology and chemical industry. He supports them in filling demanding vacancies both in the technical and the commercial field and is known to be a reliable and esteemed partner in challenging recruitment projects.

Widukind joined the InterSearch office in Bremen as a senior consultant in early 2012 and has been a partner since 2016, specializing in recruiting and selecting executives in Germany and internationally, highly qualified experts for small and medium companies – especially family businesses – and corporations, as well as in Management Audits for executives.

Widukind’s professional origins lie in the German Army where he initially completed his studies in political science, international law and HR management and then worked in the management of the technical departments for several years, additionally assuming responsibility for training and developing junior executives. After that he worked in external communications, most recently spending a number of years in a management position, always with a special focus on the HR business.

He is fluent in English and has a lot of experience in multinational und multicultural cooperation.

Malena Juarez
InterSearch Mexico

With a career spanning over 30 years, Maria Elena “Malena” Juarez is a long-standing, well-recognized professional in the Executive Search consultancy field in Mexico. Her career includes work of two decades as a Partner with Amrop. She joined InterSearch as a Partner in 2010, when the Firm established in Mexico.

Malena´s relationship with the Automotive Industry dates back to the start of her career, when she worked for the then most important auto-parts manufacturer. Her profound knowledge of the automotive sector has contributed to her successfully completing challenging and very specialized searches entrusted by leading international client organizations.

She has also been effective in managing search assignment for other industries such as Industrial Manufacturing, Oil & Gas and Mineral Resources, Life Sciences and Health Care, IT / Telco and Consumer Products.

Her work is focused not only on Mexican-based business but those with American, European and other countries in the Latin American and Asian Regions, utilizing her understanding of diverse cultures and skills for languages. In addition to her native Spanish, she can communicate fluently in English and has a good command of French and Italian. Malena holds a BA and an MBA from the University of the Americas in Mexico.

Binita Ghosh
InterSearch India

Binita has been a career professional in the Human Resources consulting domain, with high specialization in senior management executive search. She has been responsible for assignments across the industry spectrum, with high focus on the thriving sectors of Automotive and Industrial, TMT and Travel & Hospitality.

Her role has evolved, growing from a solid base of activities pertaining to knowledge management, conceptualizing and executing data analytics and research operations, to developing search strategies and it’s successful implementation, culminating in meeting and completing committed deliverables to the Client.

Binita has been leading research and consulting teams for complex and high stakes cross-border leadership talent mandates, with a proven measure of success and consistency.

Additionally, she carries internal responsibilities of providing oversight for corporate marketing and media relations activities for the Firm in India

She completed her High school from Loreto House in Calcutta, and went on to graduate in Commerce from Calcutta University. She has a Masters Degree in Management and Information Technology from IMT Calcutta.

Binita loves to travel, to learn about people, their culture and cuisine. She also enjoys cooking for her friends!

Igor Svatos
InterSearch Czech Republic

Managing partner of P&P InterSearch
Prague – Czech Republic

Igor is working for more than 20 years in the search and selection within the CEE region.

Prior to his career in HR consulting Igor was a Sales and Marketing Manager at the official distributor of Saab cars for the Czech Republic (1993-1996). Starting up the dealers network, developing the car sales & marketing in the new situation just after the fall of the „Iron curtain“.

Since 1996 Igor has been enjoying the career in search and selection consequently in Dr. Pendl & Dr Piswanger and in InterSearch.

The strong focus of the company is consulting for Automotive – both sales/distribution and production (all tiers).

Czech Republic is one of the largest producers of cars (per capita) in the world and the concertation of the production sites is enormous. Besides Prague the company has a consultant in northern Bohemia close to Skoda and its uppliers.

Igor graduated from a Moscow Institute of International Relations, spent a year (in the mid-80s) in Beijing learning Chinese language.

Francesco Righi
InterSearch Italy

Prior to joining InterSearch in 2002, Francesco spent years with one of the most important Worldwide firms focused on hiring middle managers.

In the last ten years he developed projects in recruitment and selection at all levels, including directors and senior-level executives both for local and international

Francesco possesses a university degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Human Resources.

He speaks English and Italian.

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